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Guide to New York Beer Week 2016

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Eating Events

Beer is bigger then ever, which is why it only makes sense that New York City’s Eighth Annual Beer Week actually lasts for nine days. From February 19th-28th, top bars and restaurants from throughout all five boroughs will engage in an all-out celebration of suds, and we’ve rounded up some don’t-miss events — from a four-course beer-bent dinner at Lupulo to a grilled cheese pairing at Stinky Bklyn…

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Guide to the 2nd Annual Queens Beer Week

Posted on May 14, 2015 in Eating Events

Buoyed by the fact that an inordinate number of New York’s local breweries call the borough home, Queens is holding its 2nd annual Beer Week from May 8th-17th, featuring boozy festivities at a number of suds-friendly establishments. So here are some standout celebrations you won’t want to miss this year, from a beer dinner at The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria, to a momo tasting at Little Tibet in Jackson Heights.

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Guide to New York Beer Week 2015

Posted on Feb 13, 2015 in Beer Bars, Best Of, Eating Events

Somehow, the NYC Brewer’s Guild managed to managed to make New York Beer Week — their 10 day long celebration of suds — even more appealing this year, by adding keynote events like the Ruppert’s Cup (a battle for the title of best brewery), and debuting SMASH beers, made with only locally-grown malt and hops. And there’s the regular roster of tastings, pairings, dinners and more, held at over 80 establishments throughout the city…

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Cheesy Cherry Lambic Fondue

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Recipes

It’s New York Beer Week, which gives us a fantastic excuse to ingest suds as often as possible over the next seven days. And what better way to incorporate them than in a fantastically gooey and decadent cheese fondue? But we’re not talking about your standard cheddar and ale combo. We’re taking a cue from the traditional Swiss recipe, flavored with white wine and kirsch (cherry brandy), by swapping in cherry lambic, a fruity, Belgian-style beer!

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Where to Celebrate NYC Beer Week 2014

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 in Best Of

We celebrated cider four months ago, and now it’s time to pay homage to that other fermented beverage, which is well on its way to becoming just as universally respected as wine. Beer! New York City Beer Week is back for its sixth year, promoting local breweries and beers. If you’re still drinking Corona and Coors light, this is the week to expand your horizons and drink local…

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Boozy Beef and Beer Stew

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 in Recipes

There are plenty of recipes that call for wine, but especially during winter (and more particularly, Beer Week!) we’re all about experimenting with ale. Honestly, nothing adds depth to a dish quite as effectively as a quality bottle of beer. It’s the secret weapon in our hearty, rib sticking stew… the malt and hops deliciously accentuating its deep beef flavor and heady spice.

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Best Beer Dishes in NYC

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in Best Of

It’s New York City Beer Week, which means that for the next few days, we’ll all have brew on the brain.  But why limit your consumption to just drinking it straight out of a glass?  Especially since so many restaurants are using beer as a base for supremely tasty, soul satisfying dishes.  We’re talking about the Beer-Infused Alsatian Country Soup at The Modern in midtown, the Beer-Battered Pickles at Taproom No. 307 in Murray Hill, and the Beer-Brined Pork Chop at Benchmark in Brooklyn.  And you know what’s even better?  They all taste great accompanied by an icy cold pint of beer!  Here are a few more of our favorites… Prune's Ginger Beer Roasted Pumpkin54 E 1st StreetEast Village,New York 10003(212) 677-6221There isn’t really beer in the unique, Roasted Pumpkin entree at this excellent, East Village eatery.  At least not...

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Where to Celebrate NYC Beer Week 2013

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 in Eating Events

It’s hard not to get especially psyched about suds during the 5th Annual New York City Beer Week. Coordinated by the New York City Brewers Guild, over 100 different venues throughout the boroughs will host more than 300 beer-centric events. Think limited edition tastings and cask tappings at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, beer-pairing dinners at Hospoda in Manhattan, and an “aPORKalypse Now” beer and pork festival at Alewife NYC in Queens.

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First Bite: L’Apicio

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 in First Bite, Reviews

It ain’t easy to open a restaurant in this city, nevermind a successful one.  First, there’s the task of finding a space with reasonable rent, then liquor licenses to wrangle, and building out the space.  Not to mention coming up with an original concept and menu, which ain’t easy either.   Yet, Joe Campanale and his partners, August Cardona, Gabe and Katherine Thompson, continue to open successes, which manage packed dining rooms and full reservation books around the clock.   What started with a West Village trattoria named dell’anima has expanded into a growing empire of hip Italian-bent eateries that includes L’Artusi and Anfora.   L’Apicio is their fourth venture and their first East Village eatery, located on the Bowery (just around the corner from DBGB) in a spacious locale that used to house Bowery Wine Co.   The interior...

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BeerTender Keg

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Gizmo Girl

As football season gets into full swing, we start thinking of new ways to entertain for game watching at home.  At just about any proper football party, you’ll find the essential eats, like nachos, chili and chicken wings.  And of course, you can’t host a sporting event party without beer… lots of beer.  Sure, you can fill the fridge with a collection of Corona and Heineken bottles, but it’s much more fun to experience the game like you’re right there in the action.  We found the perfect way to do it. The BeerTender will convert your football party (or any other worthy occasion) into a full service brew bar.  With Heineken DraughtKeg technology, it’s designed to keep your beer at a perfect 37.4 degrees, and it’ll keep it fresh for up to 30 days after it’s tapped!  (How crazy...

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